approx 70 minutes - 3 parts
CEUs = 0.10 / CPDs = 1.0 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)
This 70-minute program is an updated presentation of a previous telephone seminar on Pressure Reducing Valves. This seminar covers the following:
- A brief background o Pressure-Reducing Valves (PRVs), including Building Code requirements, NFPA-14 requirements, NFPA-13 requirements, definitions (NFPA-14), how to identify PRV Makes/Models, and Characteristics of PRVs
- Direct-Acting PRVs, Factory Set and Field Adjustable types; Sprinkler Floor Control Valves (generally in-line type); Standpipe Hose Valves (generally angle type); Pressure Control Valves
Also included is discussion from the Authority Having Jurisdiction’s point of view regarding Design and Plan Review Issues; Inspection Testing and Maintenance Issues; and Fire Department Operation Issues.
On completion of this program the attendee should be able to:
- Identify the current and prior code requirements for pressure-reducing
- Recognize the differences between pressure-reducing and pressure-restricting
- Identify the different manufacturers and models of PRVs and
how they are marked/labeled.
- Identify the differences between factory-set and field-adjustable
- Identify how adjustments are made to field-adjustable PRVs
- Identify the differences between pilot-operated and direct-acting
- Determine the static and residual outlet pressures available
for different PRVs
- Recognize design and plan review issues for PRVs
- Explain the testing procedures for PRVs
- Recognize fire department operation issues encountered with
- Identify the consequences for improper PRV installation
To sample the audio presentation download the following file.
Download First Audio Segment (zip/mp3) SAMPLE AUDIO
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Rick Matsuda, P.E.
Fire Protection Engineer
Dallas Building Inspection
Rick Matsuda is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is registered in Texas as a Fire Protection Engineer. He has been in the fire sprinkler industry since 1978, and currently reviews plans for fire suppression systems for the City of Dallas. He instructs new fire department inspectors on fire sprinkler systems, and also assists the fire department inspectors with code interpretations and corrections of deficiencies in new and existing systems. He has presented seminars on fire sprinklers and plan review to several organizations in the Dallas areas.